Eupithecia venosata (Fabricius, 1787)

Eupithecia venosata: Adult (e.l. eastern Swabian Alb 2008) [S] Eupithecia venosata: Adult (e.l. eastern Swabian Alb) [S] Eupithecia venosata: Larva (eastern Swabian Alb 2008) [S] Eupithecia venosata: Larva (eastern Swabian Alb 2008) [S]

Host plants:
The caterpillars live mostly in the flowers and fruits of Silene vulgaris, or more rarely other Silene species.

Eupithecia venosata inhabits forest edges, grasslands, extensive meadows and other places with the larval host plant.

Life cycle:
The pupa hibernates and the moths fly from late May to early August. The caterpillars are found from late June to late August (peak in July). I found them on the Swabian Alb often in Silene vulgaris samples together with Hadena perplexa and Sideridis rivularis.

Eupithecia venosata is quite widespread in Europe and Asia Minor.

Eupithecia actaeata | Eupithecia addictata | Eupithecia assimilata | Eupithecia carpophagata | Eupithecia centaureata | Eupithecia conquesta | Eupithecia denotata | Eupithecia exiguata | Eupithecia extraversaria | Eupithecia haworthiata | Eupithecia icterata | Eupithecia immundata | Eupithecia impurata | Eupithecia innotata | Eupithecia intricata | Eupithecia inturbata | Eupithecia lariciata | Eupithecia lentiscata | Eupithecia linariata | Eupithecia pimpinellata | Eupithecia pusillata | Eupithecia pyreneata | Eupithecia satyrata | Eupithecia schiefereri | Eupithecia schuetzeata | Eupithecia silenicolata | Eupithecia subfuscata | Eupithecia subumbrata | Eupithecia tantillaria | Eupithecia tenerifensis | Eupithecia tenuiata | Eupithecia tripunctaria | Eupithecia trisignaria | Eupithecia ultimaria | Eupithecia undata | Eupithecia valerianata | Eupithecia veratraria